May 022016

You’re invited to join us for the 4th Annual Multi-Jurisdictional Explorer Academy this summer!

  • July 25th-29th

Time: 9am-3:30pm

Graduation: July 29th  2pm-3:30pm

Click here to download the academy flyer which includes requirements, training topics and academy dates and times (.pdf)

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Pinellas Park Police Department, St. Petersburg Police Department and the Gulfport Police Department are hosting a two-week-long exciting and educational experience for the youth of Pinellas County. The academy offers our youth an insider’s look into how law enforcement perform their duties and their service to the community.
Training to include:

  • Communications
  • Ethics
  • Weapons Familiarizations
  • Building Searches
  • Traffic Stops Training
  • K-9 Demonstration
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Jail Tour
  • Officer Survival
  • Homicide Investigations
  • Domestic Violence Investigations



Open to young men and women between the ages of 14-18

  • Pass a background check
  • Enrolled and attending high school in Fall 2016
  • Complete the application and turn in by July 1st
  • Some of the training involves practical exercises and a waiver that must be signed
  • Cost $25 for academy
  • Lunch will only be provided on July 29th only– All other dates are the responsibility of the attendee
  • Youth will need transportation to the various sites to be announced
  • Sites will include local police departments and the Sheriff’s Office

If interested in participating,  please contact Dep. Aly Towne at (727)453-7461 and Click here to download the academy application (.pdf)

Click here to download the City of St. Petersburg Program Registration Application for the minor child

*Please note, application is for attendance to the police academy only and does not enroll applicant into any one specific post.